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Experienced HR professional Steven Darien has led Cabot Advisory Group since 1996. Steven Darien also oversees human resources for the Somerset Medical Center, and is active with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). The SHRM is the largest organization focused on topics affecting all aspects of the HR sector, including recruiting, onboarding, training, and compensation.

HR departments are tasked with complying with federal, state, and municipal regulations that cover employee compensation. …


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Since 1996, seasoned human resources professional Steven Darien has served as CEO and chairman of The Cabot Advisory Group, LLC. Steven Darien is also an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an organizational thought leader in the industry. In response to the rise of distributed teams, SHRM has published articles discussing best practices with onboarding remote employees.

Over the past decade, the number of remote workers has increased by more than 90 percent. As a result, the HR industry has dedicated resources to identify protocols that support new remote workers’ entry into a new workplace. …


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As the CEO and chairman of the Cabot Advisory Group, Steven Darien helps clients improve the performance of their businesses. Alongside his team, Steven Darien works with clients on leadership, communication, and effective listening.

Most types of listening can be divided into either discriminative or comprehensive. People develop discriminative listening skills at a young age. Discriminative is the more basic form of listening and does not require that individuals understand the phrases or words being said; people only have to recognize that different sounds are being produced by different voices.

As individuals grow older, their discriminative listening improves. Adults are capable of recognizing subtle differences in tone and voice, allowing them to hear emotions being expressed regardless of whether the speakers are talking in an unknown language. Further, adults are capable of noticing differences between a person’s tone of voice and the emotions that their body language displays. …

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Steven Darien

Steven M. Darien possesses more than three decades of experience in employee relations, consulting, and organizational design.